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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Quantum Optical Networking and Transduction


Communications Technology Laboratory, Radio Frequency Technology Division

opportunity location
50.67.22.C0278 Boulder, CO

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Tasshi Dennis 303.497.3507


Quantum information technologies promise exponential improvements over classical approaches, with recent demonstrations of a "quantum advantage" for processors based on superconducting qubit circuits operating at microwave frequencies.  The continued growth of quantum computers is expected to depend critically on their ability to be networked through communications channels.  Quantum transducers being developed and fabricated at NIST using vibrating mechanical membranes are leading the way toward connecting super-conducting qubits to optical photons for low loss interconnects.  The characteristics of optical channels to establish a “quantum internet” must be defined and developed in terms of operational thresholds, entanglement protocols, entanglement lifetime, and propagation characteristics.  Research activities at NIST are underway to implement the distribution and transduction of squeezed optical states to create remote microwave entanglement as a quantum resource.  Research proposals are being sought that would advance efforts to build and experimentally demonstrate the world’s first optical network of super conducting quantum computers.

key words
Quantum Internet; Optical Communications; Networking Protocols; Optical System Design; Quantum Computers; Entanglement; Quantum Transduction; State Tomography; Teleportation


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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